Hello world! I'm fundraising for making possible an Internship program with Friends of Moral Re-Armament (India) - Educational Charitable Trust. I applied & then get accepted to stay at Asia Plateau Centre for five months and take part as an intern and volunteer for the period 01.02.2014 - 30.06.2014 (5 months). I need to raise $800 more. Beside those $ that I already saved..so by the end of January to fund my travel cost (flights,train,buses)/visa for India/medical insurance/vaccines & some pocket money.
The Bigger Story Behind:
Few words about my host organisations and they're work on the field:
Friends of Moral Re-Armament (India) is an autonomous body conducting training programs for various sectors of society including in-service training for IAS, Indian Railways and IPS officers, Indian Army, Educators, Students, Families, Children, Business and Industry etc. The core focus of all training programmes, workshops, dialogues etc. held at Asia Plateau (Panchgani, in the hills of western India) to equip participants with universal values and character, to give ethical leadership in transforming family life and social environment, thereby help all round development. During the period of my internship, I will participate in the programmes held at Asia Plateau. Part of the team helping with the day-to-day activities to support these programmes of the working committee of the conferences and get an opportunity to participate in the conferences as well as help in conducting some sessions. As a part of this programme I may be also required to travel to a few other parts of India and have meetings/trainings with officials from all over India/Asia region and also students from local universities. It also helps interns/volunteers like me to learn about team building, leadership, good governance, community building, conflict resolution as well as personal moral, spiritual and ethical growth in a secular setting.
Asia Plateau is owned by Friends of Moral Re-Armament (India), an Educational Charitable Public Trust registered under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950. Its main objects are advancement and propagation of education and learning in India with particular reference to the development of character by the application of the highest ethical and moral standards. The Trust is governed by eminent Trustees including Shri Rajmohan Gandhi (nephew of Mahatma Gandhi), who is a Founding Trustee. The Trust is also a founding member of “Initiatives of Change, International”.We envision a peaceful, prosperous, just and sustainable world for all.The core focus of all training programmes, workshops, dialogues etc. held at Asia Plateau is to equip participants with universal values and character, to give ethical leadership in transforming family life and social environment, thereby help all round development. The Centre has attracted participants and trainees from all over the country and beyond.
Initiatives of Change International is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. We envision a peaceful, prosperous, just and sustainable world for all.
Anyone, anywhere, can start an initiative of change by applying the words of Mahatma Gandhi: ''Be the change you want to see in the world.'' If you want to see an end to corruption, start by being scrupulously honest yourself. If you want to see peace in the world, start within your own family. If you care about the environment, start looking at your own patterns of consumption and waste.
I will not receive any remuneration or compensation nor will required to pay for the participation in the 5 months internship.
A Few More Words:
My name is Vlad Movila, 27y from Romania/Eastern Europe but more world citizen. I studied Geography back home, used to work in a wine company for few years then I lived and worked in Poland/Italy/Russia/Estonia/Switzerland. Now I'm back on track and I developed a passion for international development and human rights in last years true volunteer/work experiences in various comunities and NGOs. I hope also with the help of this internship and latter on with a Master Degree in Human Rights to continue with a career in International NGO's (non-governmental organisations) as aid/humanitarian worker.
Please help me achieve my goal! I promise good stories and rewards if requested + postcards,gifts from India & why not hugs when I'll meet u next time or for the first time :)
For more info about my internship:
Any amount will help – $1, $5, $10 even $20! Will enable me to participate in this community development program. I need to raise ~ $800 just in few weeks from now on.
Please feel free to contact me directly on Facebook or call/text me at +40741786774 if you have any questions.